HIOK03491U CANCELED - Specialization: The Hard to Quantify World (or What’s in Statistics for You?)

Volume 2015/2016

IT & Cognition


I am an engineer. I don’t believe in engineering. I believe in the Humanities. I also believe in good statistics. Generally, the Humanities don’t believe in statistics, neither good nor bad. This course teaches the distinction between good and bad statistics, argues that the Humanities CAN change the world for the better - with a little help from statistics. However, statistics is hard, and fallacies are many. This course teaches students the value of the Humanities, to critically review statistical analyses, but also questions whether there is (really) things you cannot (or should not try to) quantify. 

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Course Preparation
  • 105
  • Exam Preparation
  • 59
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Written take-home assignment, optional subject
Exam registration requirements